TOPSHOP SS18 COLLECTION, LONDON FASHION WEEK

The spirit of Soho awakens; the grit and the gleam of London’s heady nightlife. She’s confidently in her element. The Topshop girl’s instinctive verve and personal style played out, and dancing under the glowing signs of iconic venues. Think Madame Jojo’s, the Revuebar – the quintessential, creative underground that caught the imagination of photographer Corinne Day. The days before Instagram; the fun behind closed doors and neon lights.  You had to be there. Today’s venue is skipping distance from this iconic nightclub heartland.

She’s a style star with street spirit. The individual and improbable go anywhere and everywhere. Teeny-tiny satin bandeau dresses, boudoir influences and tissue thin transparent blouses are confidently at play. Showgirl flourishes meet the modern party girl with capes and embellishments. Atomic silver trousers are worn Iggy-skinny and shrunken mohair vests make the perfect good-time mixer. Brushed red metallic leather minis are a fast-track to cool under the lights of Soho.

Compelled by the glitz and darkness, frothy marabou hides beneath nubby, oversize fifties style coats, perhaps pulled from a vintage market. The Brit cool sensibility is always a magpie mix. As her days and nights blur, shine versus matt. She spins the prettiest pastels like vinyl. Frilly babydolls are fearless and part of that decadent, daring underbelly. She owns her look. Who dares challenge? Sporty satin knickers and crystal-embellished chiffon blouses are a style high and her reality. Even gala gowns retain their edge. It’s not a finale, as there’s always tomorrow night.

This immutable style of the London girl crosses over to accessories. Sassy snake-hipped diamanté buckle-belts slink across midriffs. Jewellery adds to her personal stamp – not her Grandmother’s pearls, but poppy paste with an heirloom sensibility. Electric gems meet borderline bling.  Kicky kitten-heel mules speed through the town looking for the next party. Or after-party…

Wherever the Topshop girl goes, she’s getting away with it. She thrives on individuality. And the music plays forever.

Hair by Duffy for L’Oréal Professionnel

Hairstyling products provided by L’Oréal Professionnel

Make-up by Lynsey Alexander using Topshop Beauty

Nails by Jenny Longworth at CLM

Styling by Beth Fenton at Streeters

Casting by Rosie Vogel-Eades at CLM

Music by Michel Gaubert

Production by Family

TOPSHOP LAUNCHES SS17 JEANS CAMPAIGN

What they wear (in order left – right)

  • LONDONE MYERS (wearing JONI – Super high-waisted skinny)
  • CAITIE GREENE sitting(wearing LUCAS – Slim relaxed boyfriend)
  • MARJAN JONKMAN  (wearing STRAIGHT – Authentic straight leg)
  • CAMI MORRONE (wearing HAYDEN – Loose fit boyfriend jean)
  • DAMARIS GODDRIE(wearing ORSON – High rise slim leg)
  • STELLA MAXWELL(wearing LEIGH – Super soft mid-rise skinny)
  • JING WEN (wearing MOM – High-waisted authentic tapered fit)
  • KIKI WILLEMS (wearing AWKWARD CROP – High rise cropped wide leg)
  • LOTTIE MOSS (wearing JAMIE – High-waisted skinny ankle grazer)

TOPSHOP marks the return of the most exciting and emerging new faces in the industry with the launch of the Spring Summer 2017 Jeans Campaign. All returning from the brand’s most recent Holiday Campaign; the line-up champions individual style and demonstrates why TOPSHOP Jeans form the basis of women’s wardrobes the world over.

TOPSHOP Creative Director, Kate Phelan says:

“The girls we’ve used this season are all very different, each representing their individual style and spirit. The TOPSHOP jeans they wear in our campaign reflect their natural beauty and personality, whilst debuting our key shapes and washes for the season.”

TOPSHOP Jeans Facts

  •  Over the past year TOPSHOP has sold one pair of jeans every 10 seconds globally
  •  TOPSHOP’s global flagship store on London’s Oxford Street sells one pair of jeans every minute
  •  Each TOPSHOP jean is finished by hand

Prices from £36 – 45

New season TOPSHOP Jeans are available from the February 23, 2017 online at TOPSHOP.COM and in TOPSHOP stores and concessions around the world.

CAMPAIGN CREDITS

  • Photgrapher: Giampaolo Sgura
  • Hair: Malcom Edwards
  • Make up: Val Garland

TOPSHOP RECLAIM RETURNS

TOPSHOP is delighted to announce the return of TOPSHOP RECLAIM. After four successful collections, TOPSHOP is bringing back the sustainable collection made from upcycled excess material, and production off-cuts in new styles.

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This season’s RECLAIM collection draws inspiration from the rebellious ‘90s. Call-to-action slogans and bold logos embody the decade’s dissident spirit, whilst the mixed fabrics and patchwork denim embraces a do-it-yourself energy. Romantic lingerie slips and pretty camisoles are given new life with bold strapping and new hardware details; paired with a spliced hoodie or cropped denim jacket, the collection exudes a real rough-and-tumble energy.

The collection arrives in store and online at TOPSHOP.COM on 11th October 2016.

Jacqui Markham, Global Design Director at TOPSHOP, comments,

“TOPSHOP RECLAIM collections offer a progressive solution for excess material from TOPSHOP’s previous collections. It is a priority for us to minimise textile waste across all of our product categories, while also creating on-trend designs and wardrobe essentials in true TOPSHOP aesthetic.”

Coachella 2015

Who else had social media feeds full of sunny, happy Coachella 2015 revellers while they were stuck working in our mediocre semi-sunny climes? Well, we have a few more for you… But they’re all for the greater good! We’ve sought out some of the most fabulous styling details seen at Coachella to inspire your forth-coming summer wardrobe…

What a brave stylista we have here, in her flesh-coloured American Apparel bodysuit. Not a look I will be trying anytime in this lifetime, but if you have the body confidence, then why not? The element I’m loving here is her body harness. These are a fabulous way to jazz up any outfit – I wear my little Primark number with a Topshop T-shirt dress and blazer, but these babies look fab over a vest with jeans, a body con dress, or  some summer swimwear. Claudia Pink has an amazing range of body chains, harnesses and plates. Each one is hand-made in her studio, and she is always happy to make custom designed orders. How beautiful is this body chain with the jewelled centre piece? As well as what is available on her website, she posts lots of sneaky previews of what’s coming on her Instagram, which is well worth a follow (claudiapink).

Ooh, who is this familiar face? It’s only Hollywood hottie Kate Bosworth. A staple guest at all of the best summer festivals, Bosworth never looks anything less than the total cool girl she is. Rocking a light, bright look in white and neutrals with a hint of aztec detailing, this is the girl we all want to dress like. This little jacket is just gorgeous. The cropped sleeves and waistband are the perfect proportions for summers, and I love the beautiful lace detailing. Isabel Marant always rocks this vibe so well for Spring/Summer, and this white denim jacket from her Etoile collection is gorgeous. Just roll up the sleeves for that relaxed, insouciant attitude. I don’t know about you lot, but whenever I’m looking for a good cover up, Zara is always my first stop. Not always the most purse-friendly high street option, but for diversity they have it all! This broderie anglaise jacket is brilliant festival fare (as long as you’re not too precious about keeping it pristine), or for a bit more colour and fluidity, how about this folk-inspired kimono ? This is going straight onto my wish list (along with a holiday to somewhere exotic).

Now, it ain’t a festival without a good floral crown. I have a serious headwear obsession – flowers, feathers, flowers AND feathers, cat ears, rabbit ears… I want them all! This girl gives us the perfect example of how to brighten up a simple, monochrome outfit with a bit of colourful headwear. Crown and Glory are my one-stop shop for all things floral – they have everything, from huge outlandish crowns (hello Oversized Rococo Crown), to delicate flower-embellished headbands, in pastels, brights, glitter, and even a bit of goth. If feathers are more your thing, then head over to Rouge Pony’s Etsy shop for the most fantastical selection of headpieces (as well as some amazing feathered shoulder and neckpieces). I might not be going to any festivals this year, but I intend to rock this tribal headdress at my local beer garden on any sunny day I can catch.

Kerryn Grady

London Fashion Week Street Style

London Fashion Week is, without a doubt, the best of all the fashion weeks, with regards to street style. Everyone is desperate to get snapped by the photographers, and you only need to linger around Somerset House for a matter of minutes before you see some of the most amazingly put together outfits you could imagine. Some are, admittedly, a bit whacky, but I believe that’s what fashion is about, expressing yourself and having fun.

Oh my giddy aunt! Remember when I found those Zara trousers that were like PJ pants? This is even better! Lane Crawford fashion buyer, and fashion week regular Tiffany Hsu, has just shown that’s fine to go out in full-on sleepwear, including dressing gown/superhero cape, as long as you throw on a pair of heels. She is living my dream! Just dig out a pair of men’s silk pyjamas (Lily Silk) have a gorgeous selection of luxury designs – mix and match the slouchy trousers with the short sleeved shirts), throw on your most killer killer heels (you don’t want to be too comfortable, that would just be lazy), and a heavy contrast-coloured full length wool coat for a daring but edgy fashion week-inspired look.

These Givenchy boots are what footwear dreams are made of! I always think these are the style that will make my chunky monkey legs slightly less chunky-looking. Unfortunately, I don’t think my bank balance will ever let me find this out. I’m loving the oversized boots with the voluminous cape and just that flash of slim, streamlined leg giving a lovely silhouette to the whole outfit. I’m not crazy about tartan capes, but the block of solid colour at the neckline, highlighted in the stripes, breaks up the traditional design, and I love the oversized pompom adding a little playful twist. This classy burgundy version by Pied a Terre at House of Fraser is my perfect style and colour, and it is currently on sale, which is even better.

So, I normally write about women’s streetstyle, but stylist and blogger Arian Humirang is rocking this look so hard, I want it all for myself! I’m all about clashing prints and quirky accessories (silver brogues anyone?), so this guy is right up my street. And he’s high-streeted up to the max in an ASOS suit, Topshop top and Zara accessories. Such an accessible look, despite perhaps not being for the faint hearted. If you want to do something similar and inject some designer glam into the look, check out my latest shoe discovery for some metallic footwear – Luke Grant-Muller. Just how fabulous are the brogues? In an ideal world, along with my Givenchy boots, I’d have a pair in chrome AND holographic! I’ll just keep dreaming shall I…?

Kerryn Grady

NEW YEAR NEW GLAM

New Year New Glam!

2015 started with a glamorous bang, in the form of the annual Palm Springs International Film Festival. Attended by some of Hollywood’s biggest names, the event was the perfect occasion to get our fashion juices flowing in anticipation for the coming year!

 

 

Our favourite blonde, Reese Witherspoon, was a vintage vision in this adorable pearl-embellished Michael Kors number. I love the 3D polka dot effect and subtle styling details, such as the cut-away sleeves and shorter hemline, which make it modern and cool.

Her side swept curls ooze old-school Hollywood, but that fabulous pop of pink on her lips is fresh and contemporary. I’m not crazy about going too matchy matchy, but I would probably have brought in more colour by accessorising with complimentary tones, such as a hot pink clutch and red shoes (although I do love her simple black courts with the open sides – so subtly sexy, and flattering to boot), or painted my nails in the same shade. I love how she’s kept her overall look simple though – no fussy jewellery or paraphernalia, the dress makes a statement on its own.

New year 2017 celebrations has begun already.Most of the people are excited to celebrate the new year 2017.Millions of people across the world are ready to enjoy this 2017 occasion.

 

 

Oh my days, I’m so in love with Julianne Moore’s look! This Delpozo dress is just perfect on her and her alabaster skin. I’ve always loved this orangey shade – it’s not as harsh on the skin as red, similar to the navy and black comparison – and it’s beautiful paired with neutrals, like the nude frilled hem. Again, this has a lovely modern feel with its sleek lines, curved neckline and origami sleeves. The sequin-embellished floral detailing is subtle and pretty, but not at all chintzy.


I love the shade of her shoes – perfectly matched to the detailing on the dress, but I think I would have avoided that low platform sole and gone for something like a nude, studded Louboutin point-toe court shoe (my latest obsession. I have Topshop copycats and just can’t get enough of them!). Moore’s face is just flawless, and I’m so happy she lets her natural beauty shine through, with neutral make-up and those gorgeous beachy waves, the perfect, laid back finishing touches to a beautifully polished outfit.!

 

 

Well if this isn’t most perfect post-pregnancy red carpet dress there ever was, I don’t know what is! I adore this kind of full, trapeze shape, as it disguises everything going on around your middle, and makes your legs look great (not that Rosamund Pike needs any of that trickery). Do some bicep curls before you go out (or slip on a fine jersey jumper underneath), and you’re a high fashion vixen. The silk sheen of this dress screams luxury, as do the blush pink and black contrasts, with the textured, jacquard panels. And she has legs to chest ratio down like a pro – the super short length of the dress is balanced out with the demure, high tabbed collar.


Because this Alexander McQueen dress is such a bold, graphic block of colour and fabric, this choice of delicate heeled shoe is perfect. You don’t want too much fuss surrounding an outfit like this, so the skinny ankle ties are embellishment enough. Similarly, the sleek hair and natural make-up isn’t distracting, and the gorgeous glossy lips just add a pop of vibrancy as her one accessory. Gorgeous!

Kerryn Grady

#INSPIRED Mono Magic

Ah Vicky B, she can’t put a sartorial foot wrong these days. I’m not going to lie, I was a massive sceptic when she was transforming herself into a fashion maven, but you’ve got to give this woman credit, she is always so perfectly put together, and this look is pure mono magic. As much as it pains me to admit it, I think her style is one I’d most like to emulate! Alas, I’m lacking in sophistication, poise and pouts.

I love that Victoria Beckham wore this jumper and maxi skirt combo to collect her Brand of the Year Award at the British Fashion Awards. It’s a look I myself regularly rock (a tad less classily though, obvs), and it goes against the grain of the traditional dress and heels formula. To be fair, she isn’t packing a lot of meat and it is pretty chilly these days, so the jumper may just have been a practical option. Nonetheless, I love it, and now feel more justified in staying cosy throughout the rest of the Christmas period with the excuse of, ‘it’s fashion darling’.

Mrs B was donning her own designs, but if you don’t have a couple of grand knocking about at the bottom of your day tote, and you want to put your own spin on things, there are loads of options out there to create your own maxi-length masterpiece.

This sloppy, cuddly oversized delight of a jumper by Isabel Marant is number one on my wish list. It’s got her signature laid back vibe that makes it a perfect match for relaxing in loose fit boyfriend jeans or dressing down a fitted mini. Or, of course, pairing with a pleated maxi skirt. The metallic black yarn will give it that luxe edge for evening glamour. For a less pricey option, COS has so many beautiful jumpers, such as this super soft cashmere number.

If maxi isn’t your style, Topshop have this awesome knee length skirt with a quirky pleated panel, adding a more editorial twist to the classic pencil cut. The more fitted cut will work perfectly with your oversized jumper and the little flash of leg (and the naughty front split) keeps things fun and playful.

Net-A-Porter have a couple of great two-tone maxi skirts, my favourite being this Fendi design in my favourite navy and black colour combo. Or, feast your eyes on this stunner by Marni. I’m obsessed with tulle skirts (dating back to my third Christmas when I was gifted with the most beautiful frothy yellow and gold fairy skirt), and I would sell my whole back catalogue of Vogues for this beauty. I do digress from my original inspirational image, but this is fashion, it’s supposed to be fun, and it’s supposed to be what you love. Make of it what you will, take inspiration from anywhere, then make it your own.

Kerryn Grady